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Public written statement to the UN WGEPAD 27th Session: The urgency of now - Systemic racism and the lessons of 2020 (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Olaiya, M.A., H. B. A. (2020). Public written statement to the UN WGEPAD 27th Session: The urgency of now - Systemic racism and the lessons of 2020

The UN WGEPAD 27th public session: "The Urgency of Now - Systemic Racism and the Lessons of 2020" was held between 30 November to 3 December. This thematic session built on the WGEPAD’s COVID-19 report, systemic racism and global protests, and set t... Read More about Public written statement to the UN WGEPAD 27th Session: The urgency of now - Systemic racism and the lessons of 2020.

Written statement to the 26th Session of the UN Working Group of Experts on people of African descent : Regional meeting with civil society - Europe and North America (2020)
Other
Olaiya, M.A., H. B. A. (2020). Written statement to the 26th Session of the UN Working Group of Experts on people of African descent : Regional meeting with civil society - Europe and North America. United Nations

Written statements were made to a series of regional meetings designed to allow the Working Group of Experts on people of African Descent to engage with and learn from civil society and its experiences, to ascertain the situation on the ground thus f... Read More about Written statement to the 26th Session of the UN Working Group of Experts on people of African descent : Regional meeting with civil society - Europe and North America.

A report on key achievements realizing thematic objectives of the international decade for people of African descent (2020)
Report
Olaiya, M.A., H. B. A. (2020). A report on key achievements realizing thematic objectives of the international decade for people of African descent. United Nations websites (UNESCO & UN OHCHR): UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab

2015-2024 International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) was launched at the United Nations Headquarters, New York in September 2014, by representatives of UN member states, international civil society and other stakeholders. This report... Read More about A report on key achievements realizing thematic objectives of the international decade for people of African descent.

IDPAD MID DECADE SUMMIT : Bristol's One City Approach (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Olaiya, H. B. A. (2019, November). IDPAD MID DECADE SUMMIT : Bristol's One City Approach. Paper presented at MID DECADE SUMMIT, Howard Law School, Howard University, Washington D.C

“The Western world was created off slavery, yet history talks about the explorer’s bravery, (…) For over hundred years they had free labour (…) the forever grateful people, tried to destroy their minds” (Hoo, 2011, p.18). History teaches us that B... Read More about IDPAD MID DECADE SUMMIT : Bristol's One City Approach.

Consecrating capitalism: The US prosperity gospel and neoliberalism (2019)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. V. (2019). Consecrating capitalism: The US prosperity gospel and neoliberalism. Journal of Economic Issues, 53(2), 425-432. https://doi.org/10.1080/00213624.2019.1594528

Neoliberalism relies on optimism. Without faith in meritocracy—unwavering belief that rewards will eventually and justly come to those who work hard enough—support for the capitalist system and belief in neoliberalism would unravel. How that optimism... Read More about Consecrating capitalism: The US prosperity gospel and neoliberalism.

Dirty science and murky law (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Devine, L., & Parker, S. (2018, December). Dirty science and murky law. Paper presented at Dirty Science and Murky Law

This invited research seminar at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia explores the 'murky science' of risk prediction in relation to familial abuse, and the 'dirty law' enabling the State's response to it.

Absorpcja nadwyżki i marnotrawstwo w neoliberalnym kapitalizmie monopolistycznym (2018)
Book Chapter
Wrenn, M. (2018). Absorpcja nadwyżki i marnotrawstwo w neoliberalnym kapitalizmie monopolistycznym. In G. Konat, & P. Wielgosz (Eds.), Realny kapitalizm: Wokół teorii kapitału monopolistycznego, 147-174. Instytut Wydawniczy Książka i Prasa

W rozwiniętym kapitalizmie monopolistycznym centralnym problemem nie jest to, że rzadkie zasoby zderzają się z wrodzonymi, niezaspokojonymi potrzebami, lecz to, że obfitość produkcji zderza się z nasyconym rynkiem konsumpcyjnym i inwestycyjnym. Aby w... Read More about Absorpcja nadwyżki i marnotrawstwo w neoliberalnym kapitalizmie monopolistycznym.

Heterodox economics and theories of interactive agency (2017)
Book Chapter
Wrenn, M. (2017). Heterodox economics and theories of interactive agency. In T. Jo, L. Chester, & C. D’Ippoliti (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox EconomicsRoutledge

Agency is power—the power to act and the power to choose, the power to imagine, and the power to understand, engage, and manipulate the surrounding biological and social environment. Mainstream economics defines agency in terms of methodological indi... Read More about Heterodox economics and theories of interactive agency.

Using thematic analysis in sport and exercise research (2016)
Book Chapter
Braun, V., Clarke, V., & Weate, P. (2016). Using thematic analysis in sport and exercise research. In Routledge handbook of qualitative research in sport and exerciseTaylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315762012.ch15

Thematic analysis (TA) is one of a cluster of analytic approaches you can use, if you want to identify patterns of meaning across a qualitative dataset. The widely-used version of TA we outline in this chapter is fairly unique in the canon of qualita... Read More about Using thematic analysis in sport and exercise research.

Neoliberalism, Polanyi’s protective response, and Veblenian waste (2016)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. (2016). Neoliberalism, Polanyi’s protective response, and Veblenian waste. Journal of Economic Issues, 50(2), 594-602. https://doi.org/10.1080/00213624.2016.1179069

As capitalism unfolds, continual technological advance in combination with the relentless accumulation imperative serves to amplify material progress. The expanding economic sphere begins to pervade the everyday lives and thinking of the individual.... Read More about Neoliberalism, Polanyi’s protective response, and Veblenian waste.

Immanent Critique, Enabling Myths, and the Neoliberal Narrative (2015)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. V. (2016). Immanent Critique, Enabling Myths, and the Neoliberal Narrative. Review of Radical Political Economics, 48(3), 452-466. https://doi.org/10.1177/0486613415605074

© 2015, © 2015 Union for Radical Political Economics. This research aims to untangle and critically assess the core enabling myths of neoliberalism. The first step is to outline in brief the method of immanent critique, how it works, as well as its a... Read More about Immanent Critique, Enabling Myths, and the Neoliberal Narrative.

Envy in neoliberalism: Revisiting Veblen's emulation and invidious distinction (2015)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. (2015). Envy in neoliberalism: Revisiting Veblen's emulation and invidious distinction. Journal of Economic Issues, 49(2), 503-510. https://doi.org/10.1080/00213624.2015.1042796

© 2015, Journal of Economic Issues / Association for Evolutionary Economics. Cautionary tales admonishing against the evils of envy crowd religion and folklore across cultures. Pre-capitalist societies attempted to suppress envy, and familial and com... Read More about Envy in neoliberalism: Revisiting Veblen's emulation and invidious distinction.

Unveiling and deconstructing the enabling myths of neoliberalism through immanent critique (2014)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. (2014). Unveiling and deconstructing the enabling myths of neoliberalism through immanent critique. Journal of Economic Issues, 48(2), 477-484. https://doi.org/10.2753/JEI0021-3624480222

In the deconstruction of the neoliberal narrative through immanent critique, we find that it is woven from enabling myths that not only support the neoliberal project, but are essential for its continued survival. This research aims to untangle and c... Read More about Unveiling and deconstructing the enabling myths of neoliberalism through immanent critique.

The Social Ontology of Fear and Neoliberalism (2014)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. V. (2014). The Social Ontology of Fear and Neoliberalism. Review of Social Economy, 72(3), 337-353. https://doi.org/10.1080/00346764.2014.927726

Fear is a primal instinct; it is a survival mechanism the evolution of which allowed the early humans, indeed all species to adapt, evolve, and survive. When humans moved into settled communities with more advanced means of production, the nature of... Read More about The Social Ontology of Fear and Neoliberalism.

Identity, identity politics, and neoliberalism (2014)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. (2014). Identity, identity politics, and neoliberalism. Panoeconomicus, 61(4), 503-515. https://doi.org/10.2298/PAN1404503W

With the intensification of neoliberalism, it is useful to examine how some individuals might cope with the irrationality of the system. Neoliberalism cloaks the execution of the corporate agenda behind rhetorical manipulation that advocates for limi... Read More about Identity, identity politics, and neoliberalism.

Agency, identity, and the great crisis: A veblenian perspective (2012)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. (2012). Agency, identity, and the great crisis: A veblenian perspective. Journal of Economic Issues, 46(2), 403-410. https://doi.org/10.2753/JEI0021-3624460215

Within neoliberalism, an individual's agency and identity are fundamentally different than at any other stage in human development. The argument set forth is that within neoliberalism, agency and identity are, respectively, falsified and fluid, which... Read More about Agency, identity, and the great crisis: A veblenian perspective.